Going through the process of restoring your Windows PC back to its default state is often a tedious process. However, a recent discovery suggests that Microsoft is reportedly working on a “cloud recovery” option for Windows 10 customers.
The new “feature” was discovered by PCMag via a leaked version of Windows Insider. In essence, the cloud recovery option would give Windows 10 users the option of relying on a cloud download to reset their PC. Instead of the earlier-mentioned method.
Having a cloud download option isn’t just a matter of keeping up with the times. By providing Windows 10 users with the cloud-based system restore, it effectively saves the user a lot of time. More importantly, with the feature now up in the clouds, it can simply download the latest version of Windows 10. Thus keeping a user’s system up to date, and foregoing the typical steps of manually updating the OS post-installation.
There are, naturally, some drawbacks to the feature. Performing a system recovery via the cloud means having a stable and consistent connection to the internet. Also, downloading from the cloud would be useless, especially if your computer system happens to be in some really critical condition.
There’s also the need for Microsoft’s hardware partners to work with the brand by ensuring that the necessary drivers are made available within each and every notebook and desktop system running on Windows 10. But that’s not a difficult task, given Microsoft’s reach throughout the PC industry.
At the time of writing, Microsoft did not specify when the feature will be made available.